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post #1 of 6 Old 06-23-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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The other week I went to ride and the idle sounded really weird, it’s been a while so I can’t describe it and I decided with no bike knowledge and minor mechanical knowledge to check the doohickey. I finally get to it and there’s no spring or torsion spring. Like not even a piece of it. It’s got to be in the engine somewhere right? I’ve had the bike for 2 months, I was told the doo was done. I’m not sure on what to do.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-23-2019, 06:57 PM
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#1, Tell us more details about your location and details about your bike. Some member may be near you and possibly volunteer to help!

#2, Talk to your dealership or independent repair shop to determine which has more intimate knowledge about the KLR and its doo-hickey. Which one of them has the flywheel holder and puller and a quality mechanic to use them. Possibly order all your parts thru them, including the EM Doo & Torsion spring.

#3, Read & watch this, https://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650...ng-spring.html
Continued by this, https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20th...bout/doohickey

#4, Order an Eagle Mike Doo-Hickey & Torsion spring, gaskets & tools and do it yourself. https://www.eaglemike.com/Complete-l...ols-clkwts.htm
Or refer back to #2.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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I love in Keizer, Oregon. It’s a gen 1, 1987. I can call around the area and see if there is a shop that’s familiar with them around me unless there’s a member close who would be willing to help out. I’m still trying to figure out this forum
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 01:17 AM
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Iím still trying to figure out this forum.
Isn't EVERYONE?

ďYou better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, youíre gonna be dead.Ē "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-24-2019, 02:48 PM
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I love in Keizer, Oregon. Itís a gen 1, 1987. I can call around the area and see if there is a shop thatís familiar with them around me unless thereís a member close who would be willing to help out. Iím still trying to figure out this forum
Use the Drop-Down menus, Wil.

@joekidd is in Deming, WA. I've no idea how close that is to you. He is a good friend of Normk, from Chilliwack, BC.
Click on a members Hi-Lited name to learn more about them, or send a PM (private message).

Go to 'Forums' / PNW Riders. New member @Dennis Wallace is in Sandy, OR.
https://www.klrforum.com/pacific-northwest-riders/

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-01-2019, 07:00 PM
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Independent Motorcycle works in Philomath Oregon will fix on your KLR if you want a shop. Eagle Mike has the Doo hickey and Utube has detailed instructions making it pretty easy. Get the torsion spring not the spring spring, if you are going t do it. Jonas can do it for ya quick like. Best if you buy the parts ahead of time and then get him to install.

I live in Lebanon so if you run into trouble holler, I might be able to help out!

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